Cassini Takes Images of Growing Storm on Saturn

by Nancy Atkinson on December 27, 2010

Storm on Saturn as of Dec. 24, 2010. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

The white storm on Saturn’s northern hemisphere is growing and expanding. This raw image from the Cassini collection was taken on Dec. 24, 2010, showing the storm getting bigger. You can compare the storm from earlier images taken by amateur astronomer Anthony Wesley.

Below is a color version, as well as other recent raw images showing the “real” moon Pandora is on the line.

A 'quick' colorization of Saturn and its storm by Stu Atkinson.

Here’s a color version sent in by Stu Atkinson, who said he did a “quick” go at adding color to the image. Looks great, Stu!

The moon Pandora lines up with Saturn's rings in this view from Cassini. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

See more images at the Cassini website.


Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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